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Dish Network DTVPal

Dish Network DTVPal
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Jun, 2018

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Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Dish Network DTVPal review


Editors' note : The Dish Network DTVPal DVR has been replaced by the virtually identical Channel Master CM-7000P .

DVR that records free over-the-air HDTV; no monthly fees; excellent image quality; dual-tuner design means you can record two program simultaneously from one antenna; 30 hours of HD recording.

Works more like a VCR than a modern DVR; bland user interface; lacks the polish of TiVo HD or Dish's own HD DVRs; terrible warranty and return policy; troubling online reports of crashing and freezing.

The Dish Network DTVPal DVR offers up bare-bones, over-the-air HDTV recording without a monthly fee, but it doesn't compare to subscription-based DVRs, and Dish's nonexistent return policy makes it a real gamble.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The DTVPal DVR digital-to-analog converter box is the first and only to offer digital video recording (DVR) and high-definition (HD) capabilities along with analog pass-through.

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner / HDD recorder

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:EchoStar Communications
Model:DTVPal DVR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DISH Network